Friday November 27, 2020

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Why we need science fiction to write us a better future

1st May, 2016
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation

When I was a kid I fell in love with Star Trek: The Next Generation – to the point where I can still tell you the title and the plot of any given episode based on no more than a ten-second clip.

This was in the 1990s, back before science fiction infiltrated the mainstream and became “cool” – ie acceptable to a mass market. You paid a high social price for being a Trekkie in...

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